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Noble Justification Exercise Finishes

The two week NATO Response Force certification exercise NOBLE JUSTIFICATION’s maritime component concluded Saturday off the coast of Spain, as the ships, submarines, aircraft and personnel from 14… [[ This is a content summary...

NATO Counter-Piracy Forces Train Somali Policemen

Last week, Task Force 508 of NATO’s counter-piracy Operation OCEAN SHIELD conducted Maritime Law Enforcement training of port policemen from Somalia off the coast of the town of Bosaaso. The… [[ This is a...

German Submarine Joins Operation ACTIVE ENDEAVOUR

Over the weekend, the German submarine U33 completed its support to Exercise NOBLE JUSTIFICATION and joined Standing NATO Maritime Group TWO (SNMG2) in support of NATO‘s counter-terrorism Operation… [[ This is a content summary...

USS Mount Whitney Exits the Black Sea

The U.S. 6th Fleet command and control ship USS Mount Whitney (LCC 20) departed the Black Sea, Oct 28, after a series of engagements that promoted peace and stability in the region. While in...

South Africa Leads IBSAMAR Ex 2014

This year’s Exercise IBSAMAR, a Multinational Maritime Exercise held between South Africa, Brazil and India, is being led by South Africa. The exercise started on Monday 20 October 2014 with… [[ This is a...

UK to Order First Batch of Four Lightning II Aircraft

UK Defence Secretary Michael Fallon has announced that the Ministry of Defence (MOD) has reached an agreement in principle on an order for the first production batch of four Lightning II stealth… [[ This...

Sri Lanka Navy Commander Travels to India

Commander of the Sri Lanka Navy, Vice Admiral Jayantha Perera, is currently on an official visit to India from 26 to 30 October 2014. The visiting Chief was accorded a Guard of Honour on...

Yaroslav Mudry Leaves Port of Colombo, Sri Lanka

Neustrashimy class frigate “Yaroslav Mudry” (727) of the Russian Navy’s Baltic Fleet (BF), along with the tanker “Cola”, departed port of Colombo, Sri Lanka, yesterday. During the visit… [[ This is a content summary...

HMAS Larrakia Back in Darwin Naval Base, Australia

After steaming 6,368 nautical miles, taking part in Exercise LUMBAS 14, commemorating 70 years since the Battle of Leyte Gulf in the Philippines, and visiting four South East Asian ports, HMAS… [[ This is...

USS Chief Finishes Exercise Clear Horizon

The Avenger-class mine countermeasures ship USS Chief (MCM 14) completed participation in exercise Clear Horizon, Oct 24. Clear Horizon is an annual exercise that ran Oct. 20-24 and is designed to… [[ This is...

Offshore Energy 2014 Launches!

Offshore Energy Exhibition & Conference 2014 has officially opened its doors to visitors today, in Amsterdam RAI, the Netherlands. Offshore Energy, dubbed as the fastest growing gathering of… [[ This is a content summary...

MBDA Readies SIMBAD RC for Deliveries

The SIMBAD-RC ship self-defence system of MBDA has now entered the qualification phase. The first deliveries of series production units will occur in 2015. The SIMBAD-RC is the “remote controlled” variant of the SIMBAD...

GD Canada to Upgrade Four Peruvian Navy Helicopters

General Dynamics Canada has been awarded a multi-million dollar contract to upgrade four SH-2G Super Seasprite helicopters with an integrated mission system to enhance the operational capability of… [[ This is a content summary...

HMAS Success Sails for the First Time in Two Months

Australian Navy’s HMAS Success proceeded to sea for the first time in just over two months on 13 October, but for Commanding Officer Captain Allison Norris, it signified the last week of her… [[...

Canadian, Mexican Navies and USCG Carry Out Cross-Pollination

Days after HMCS Calgary’s successful drug interdiction operations with the U.S. Coast Guard (USCG) Cutter Active and the Mexican naval warship Farias, the three ships conducted a “cross-pollination”… [[ This is a content summary...

Raytheon Awarded Standard Missile Maintenance Deal

Raytheon Missile Systems, Tucson, Arizona, is being awarded a $19 million modification to a previously awarded contract to exercise options for fiscal 2015 Standard Missile (SM) depot and… [[ This is a content summary...

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